Stigma and traumatic brain injury: A mixed methods study among immigrant communities in New York City

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Klinik / Institut / Zentrum Infektiologie - Institute of Global Health
Doktorvater / -mutter Prof. Dr. Till Bärnighausen
Ansprechpartner Dr. Michael L. Wilson and Dr. Adebola Adedimeji (New York)
Kontakt (E-Mail-Adresse)

Beschreibung der Arbeit

Art der Arbeit
  • theoretisch
Thema der Promotion Stigma and traumatic brain injury: A mixed methods study among immigrant communities in New York City
Voraussichtliche Dauer (in Monaten) 6-9
davon in Vollzeit (in Monaten) 6
Startzeitpunkt As agreed

The prospective candidate would be expected to take preparatory coursework within the MEDISS program, develop two related studies on the subject matter, travel to New York for 1-2 months for data collection, develop two manuscripts and compile a doctoral thesis based on the two manuscripts.


Apart from being important contributions to the research literature, the results from this study will be directly used to inform community-based interventions on the reduction of stigma associated with traumatic brain injury among the target population.


Strukturierte Betreuung

The candidate would be closely supervised by Dr. Michael L. Wilson, Dr. Adebola Adedimeji (Einstein College of Medicine, New York) and Prof. Dr. Till Barnighausen


We are looking for someone who can start as soon as possible. The prospective candidate would need to be willing to learn qualitative and quantitative methods appropriate for the planned studies and data analysis using the R Statistical Environment. In addition to proficiency in English, knowledge of Spanish will be advantageous. Upon being selected, the candidate would draft an initial proposal for research detailing each aspect of the research process for the production of two manuscripts.

Finanzielle Unterstützung

Students within the structured doctoral program at the University of Heidelberg are eligible to apply for competitive departmental funding.


The prospective candidate would lead (as first author) on the papers resulting from this study.


If interested, kindly send a detailed CV in English (PDF), Abitur grades and a statement of motivation (PDF) expressing your reasons for being interested in this particular project to:


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